Issue of November 11, 2018
Mt. Province

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Search on for 11 still missing in Natonin

NATONIN, Mountain Province – After nine days of massive search, rescue, and retrieval (SRR) operation at ground zero that extended to nearby Paracelis, operations have been turned over to the local government unit on Friday with 11 persons still missing.

RAPE OF FOREST -- A vast tract of the mossy forest section of Mount Pulag in Tinoc, Ifugao and some parts of Benguet are under a serious threat due to massive expansion of commercial vegetable farms despite efforts of the government to protect the main water source of major rivers in Northern Luzon. The images of the forest devastation were captured by journalists aboard a Huey chopper on its way back to Baguio from a mercy mission in Natonin, Mountain Province. -- Harley Palangchao

NATONIN, Mountain Province – The spirit of bayanihan lives on.
Typhoon Rosita’s wrath, which brought too much devastation in the eastern towns of Barlig, Natonin, and Paracelis, has ignited anew the spirit of volunteerism and bayanihan to help affected communities and residents get back on their feet.

Do not believe everything you read or watch about Baguio’s supposed “closure” to tourists to pave way for its supposed rehabilitation just like Boracay.

Profanities rain on anti-profanity law
The ordinance meant to preserve good values among the youth by preventing them from speaking cuss words especially in areas they frequent is now the most cursed piece of legislation, in social media at least.


The municipal government of La Trinidad in Benguet is asking the court to remove chicken dung trading from its premises and to issue a permanent environmental protection order against several chicken dung dealers operating in the municipality.
ABLAZE -- Members of Baguio’s Bravest contains the fire that gutted Pines Arcade, formerly Pines Theater, to prevent it from spreading to nearby buildings along Session Road on Nov. 5. The establishment, which housed small businesses and among the oldest buildings in the city, burned due to faulty electrical wiring. -- Ompong Tan
HANDS ON -- National Risk Reduction Coordinating Council Executive Director and Usec. Ricardo Jalad (center) visit the incident command post in Natonin, Mountain Province to check the needs of the responders and the Natonin local government unit. Briefing him are incident commander Lt/Col. Narciso Nabulneg, Jr. and Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera Director Ruben Carandang. -- Harley Palangchao
MONITORING -- La Trinidad, Benguet Mayor Romeo Salda, together with local officials, concerned residents; and representatives of the CDJ Group, the contractor and developer of the housing site atop Barangay Poblacion, inspected the area last week to determine the expanse of the project site and the mitigating measures done by the contractor in the area. The tripartite monitoring team shall then make recommendations based on the findings from their inspection of the controversial nine-hectare project site, seen to house 395 units. -- Ofelia Empian
CLEANUP -- Residents of Poblacion, Natonin, Mountain Province clean their houses covered by mud and debris, which came from the eroded mountains. The municipality is one of the areas in the Cordillera that were severely affected by landslides caused by Typhoon Rosita. -- Ofelia Empian
ADIVAY FESTIVAL 2018 -- Benguet officials led by Gov. Crescencio Pacalso invite the public to join the annual month-long Adivay Festival that coincides with the 118th founding anniversary on Nov. 23. Although this year’s celebration will be toned down with the absence of the festive cañao in deference to victims of disasters brought by typhoons Ompong and Rosita, various activities are still lined up for the 13 municipalities and the public. -- Ofelia Empian
YEAR 8 -- Mayor Mauricio Domogan thanked the Tiong San management represented by Jasper Colangco, Department of Trade and Industry represented by Benguet Director Freda Gawisan, and suppliers of basic commodities and other products for granting consumers in Baguio, Benguet, and nearby provinces almost 50 percent discount on goods in the upcoming “Sari-Sari Store Bonanza”at the Athletic Bowl on Nov. 16, 17, and 18. -- Bong Cayabyab
MARTIAL ARTS HONOREES -- Aside from winning the “Gym of the Year” award for Team Lakay at the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards in Singapore last week, former ONE lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang won the “Martial Arts Hero of the Year,” ONE flyweight world champion Joshua Pacio topped the “Submission of the Year” honors, while Mark Sangiao was named “Coach of the Year.” With the honorees are Honorio Banario and Jaybe Ban-eg. -- ONE photo
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